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collegefailure:

“Being of mixed heritage can be challenging, sometimes confusing in a shortsighted world. Not being black enough to be black, white enough to be white, and not quite Asian can leave one feeling some place in the middle of nowhere. As soon as I realized I didn’t need to fall in to other people’s boxes to make them feel more comfortable, I became ‘independent by default’ an individual in the world with an identity not defined by someone else. The truth is I’m all of it.”

What a beautiful way to sum it up.

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"Alot of Black women do have a inner hate inside them that does come from slavery. But it is not an excuse to hate anyone because of color. And playing the blame game doesn’t fix the problem. Being mean to light skinned women and blaming them only makes they’re problem worse. Mixed women shouldn’t have to be torn down in order to build the black women up."-Malena (on mixed chicks Facebook page)

I couldn’t have said it better myself.

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“The M Word”

Mixed I am
Mulatto I am not
A mix of my parents
A beautiful mix at that
But a Mulatto I am not
Your label will not label me
I choose to define myself
If I wish to check “other”
That is what I’ll do
Should I choose to represent myself
As one race or another
My choice, not yours
I may prefer to honor both mother and father
With my own unique term
My choice, not yours
But Mulatto I am not
For I am of the human race
Mule is not my moniker

Madison West

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(Source: information101)

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"‎”I have never let my uterus or my melanin hold me back from anything in life…”"
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50 Experiences of Racially Mixed People

By Maria P. P. Root

1. You have been told, “You have to choose; you can’t be both.”

2. Your ethnicity was mistakenly identified.

3. People assumed your race to be different by phone than in person.

4. You are accused of not acting or wanting to be Latino, Asian, Black …

5.  You have been told, “Mixed race people are so beautiful or handsome.”

6. Strangers looked between you and your parent(s) to figure out if you were related.

7. You have been told, “You don’t look Native, Black, Latino…”

8. You have been asked, “What are you?”

9. People say things they might not otherwise say if they knew how you identified racially.

10. You have been asked, “Where are you from?”

11. You have repeatedly been the recipient of stares or longer than passing glances from strangers.

12. You have been told, “You look exotic.”

13. Your choice of friends has been interpreted as your “selling out” or not being authentic.

14. You have been accused of “acting or wanting to be white.”

15. Judgments of your racial authenticity have been based upon your boyfriend/s or girlfriend’s (partner’s) race.

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(Source: hapavoice.com)

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"If people had a problem with my father being white, my philosophy was always, ‘That’s your problem.’ If people had a problem with my mother being a black woman, my philosophy was always, ‘That’s your problem. I don’t have a problem with it. So I’m hoping you don’t lose sleep over it, because I don’t.’"

— Michael Michele 

agreed. but the other way around.

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Drawing from a picture of me. Face isn’t exactly right but I still love it so much!

Drawing from a picture of me. Face isn’t exactly right but I still love it so much!

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MAN I LOVE BEING HALF BLACK

anenchantment:

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Mixed-race people are ‘more attractive’ and more successful, results of a new study suggest.

The Cardiff University study involved rating 1,205 black, white, and mixed-race faces.

Each face was judged on its attractiveness.

 {Interesting}